Alumni Schools Committee
The mission of the Alumni Schools Committee is to interview 100% of our area’s applicants to Princeton. Over the past several years, the number of applicants from Central Texas has exploded and the PCA has interviewed all of them!
- Class of 2012: 93 applications with 6 students admitted and 5 matriculating
- Class of 2013: 96 applications with 12 students admitted and 5 matriculating
- Class of 2014: 134 applications with 15 students admitted and 13 matriculating
- Class of 2015: 153 applications with 10 students admitted and 5 matriculating
- Class of 2016: 149 applications with 7 students admitted and 2 matriculating
As part of the interview process, our goal is to leave all applicants feeling that they have been treated respectfully and “given a listen” regardless of how things stack up in the end. Over the past few years, the Austin ASC has earned accolades from the Admissions Office for ensuring that all applicants receive an opportunity to interview with a local alumnus, and doing so in a timely fashion that provides the most benefit to the Admissions Office.
The time commitment for interviewing a candidate is relatively small, but it is CRITICALthat alumni complete and document all interviews they commit to. A brief summary of the tasks required is listed below:
- Alumni interviewers arrange a mutually convenient time to meet their assigned local applicant
- During the interview, alumni maintain a friendly atmosphere designed to explore the student’s interests and accomplishments and consider how they might mesh with study at Princeton
- Following the interview, alumni document their impressions of the student in the University’s short interview form
These interview reports are invaluable to the Admissions Office as a first-hand assessment of the level of commitment that students show toward their academics, extracurricular activities and Princeton itself. In addition, it is a great opportunity for us Princeton graduates (both recent and not-so-recent) to rekindle the excitement of our “Old Nassau” days and give back to the Princeton community.
Please let us know if you are willing and able to contribute a few hours next fall and/or winter to the task of meeting and reporting on Austin prospects for the next great class of Princetonians!
Click here to contact the Austin ASC Co-Chairs: Elizabeth Pearsal Lippincott ’87 and Angela Lowe Winegar ’99
Interviewers are needed in the fall for early decision candidates and in the winter for regular decision candidates. Typically, we assign fall applications informally and then hold a ASC kickoff meeting in early January where veteran and rookie interviewers get together to ask questions and share interviewing experiences as a formal launch to the major ASC effort.